Prosper Strengthens Management Team - Klapper Appointed CMO and Inglis Appointed CFO
SAN FRANCISCO - Prosper, America’s first people-to-people lending marketplace, has appointed Robert Klapper to the position of Chief Marketing Officer, and finance and Kirk Inglis to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
“These leadership appointments strengthen our management team and will help us continue to scale the marketplace and create a mass market for people-to-people lending,” said Chris Larsen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prosper.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Rob Klapper, 47, is responsible for growing the Prosper marketplace and community as well as overseeing the company’s marketing and customer experience initiatives.
“I am thrilled to join Prosper’s vibrant community,” said Rob Klapper, Chief Marketing Officer of Prosper. “Prosper is uniquely positioned to transform America’s credit marketplace and I am excited to work with our community to help change the face of lending for the benefit of consumers"
Rob has over twenty years of experience driving growth and building brands for top tier companies, including 21st Century, Charles Schwab and Colgate-Palmolive. Prior to Prosper, Rob served as Chief Marketing Officer at 21st Century where he helped re-ignite growth by transforming the firm’s marketing capabilities. At Charles Schwab, Rob led six businesses that contributed to the firm’s exponential growth during his 14 year tenure at the firm. As Senior Vice President and General Manager at Schwab, he helped drive a turnaround of the company’s core Independent Investor business, built the Schwab Advisor Network, and established the Insurance offering. Rob holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
As Chief Financial Officer, Kirk Inglis, 40, is responsible for optimizing the financial and operating performance of Prosper by focusing on core variables and improving the productivity of resources.
“Prosper has created an environment that gives consumers the opportunity to participate in a marketplace for money that has traditionally been limited to wealthy individuals and institutions,” said Kirk Inglis, Chief Financial Officer of Prosper. “As a finance professional, being able to contribute to the development of this marketplace is very exciting.”
Kirk brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry to Prosper. Most recently he consulted Wells Fargo Bank on the effectiveness of their online marketing programs. Prior to Wells, Mr. Inglis spent 9 years with Providian Financial Corporation. While at Providian, he served as President of First Select Corporation, the largest purchaser of charged-off credit card debt in the United States. In addition, he served as Chief Financial Officer of GetSmart.com following its acquisition by Providian. Mr. Inglis also developed the financial planning and control infrastructure for Providian Financial Corporation following the spin-off from its parent company in 1996. Mr. Inglis earned a MBA in Finance from Memphis State University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.
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